Fed from the glaciers surrounding it Peyto Lake in Banff National Park sits at an elevation of 6,100 feet so it freezes easily in the winter. However, in the summer months a significant amount of ‘rock flour’ is washed into the lake which gives it that bright turquoise color. Not surprisingly it is this bright blue color that brings tourists in buses to the trailhead and ultimately to the viewpoint that looks down upon it. I packed a lunch to eat there and rather than go up to the viewpoint I hiked down a little lower to a ledge where I could find a little peace and quiet away from the crowds. As the afternoon passed away I sat on the ledge and pondered all the beauty in the world. It is really quite amazing and I don’t know that anything could be better than having scenery like this in your back yard…People from Calgary are really lucky.
Peyto Lake (Banff National Park)
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes it worth living.
– Dave Attenborough
What a Wonderful World – Dave AttenboroughAdvertisements